Marilyn Buferd

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Marilyn Buferd
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Buferd in 1953
Born (1925-01-30)January 30, 1925
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Died March 27, 1990(1990-03-27) (aged 65)
Austin, Texas, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 123 lb (56 kg)
Title Miss America 1946
Predecessor Bess Myerson
Successor Barbara Jo Walker
Spouse(s)
  • Count Francesco Barbaro (m. 1951; div. 1954)
  • Hans E. Orton (m. 1958; div. 1959)
  • Milton Stevens (m. 1960; d. 1969)
Children 1

Marilyn Buferd (January 30, 1925 – March 27, 1990) was crowned Miss America in 1946 after being crowned Miss California.[1] She appeared in several minor films in the 1950s as well as several foreign language films, including the notable Touchez pas au grisbi opposite Jean Gabin (1954).

Biography[edit]

Buferd attended the University of California, Los Angeles. One of the sixteen finalists she defeated in the Miss America 1946 pageant was future Academy Award-winning actress Cloris Leachman.

Buferd died of pancreatic cancer at age 65 in Austin, Texas, on March 27, 1990.[2] Her son, Nick Barbaro, is publisher of The Austin Chronicle and co-owner of South by Southwest.

Selected filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Miss California History". Miss California. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Miss America History 1946". Archived from the original on December 21, 2006. Retrieved 2006-12-30. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Bess Myerson
Miss America
1946
Succeeded by
Barbara Jo Walker
Preceded by
Polly Ellis
Miss California
1946
Succeeded by
Laura Emery